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Justice For Jose Luis Gonzalez

Do you hate corruption? Do you recognize how grave it has been affecting our lives? You'll never know until it happens to you. Yes. It happened to me. I am speaking in the first person here because I am making this battle against corruption and injustice my own since I am a part of Lifeline Foundation.  Since 2002, Lifeline has only endeavored to uplift people's lives in the areas of medicine, education, empowerment and other areas as well.  For the last two years,  Lifeline has been greatly affected by the corruption and injustice waged towards one of its directors Jose Luis Gonzalez.  We are not afraid to expose the wicked people behind such malicious and unscrupulous doings. 

We are standing up against corruption and injustice! We are making our voices heard!  Join us in our cause! Sign the petition

Lifeline Mangyan Medical Mission

Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc. headed by its Directors Jose Luis Gonzalez and Candace Schmidt,  are going back to Barangay Udalo Abra de Ilog Occidental Mindoro to provide medical and dental care services to 500 mangyans on December 3, 2010. This is the 8th Medical Mission of Lifeline Foundation for this year. There are only 60 volunteers needed to carry out this mission so sign up as soon as you can to get a slot. Transportation fee is P1,000 for bus and boat ride. 

Visit our website for more details. 

Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization based in Manila. 

Source: Lifeline Foundation/facebook

This Is Who We Are!

It was in July 2007 when I met a small church in Paranaque with Luis Gonzalez and Candace Schmidt as leaders. In this church I met people from all walks of life - artists, teachers, engineers, musicians, doctors, nurses, plain housewives, architects, accountants, tattooed, singles, marrieds, children, teenagers -- and yet have one thing in common in their lives - JESUS! Bright. Light. Real. Conspicuous. Raw. True. Life. Passionate. Organic. Worshipper. Flawed. Jesus-Person. Saved. I was drawn to Jesus through them and got saved. This is my family. We live each day knowing this: Salvation is not about making mistakes or messing up rather, it is about how fast you get up from that mess and move forward. Oh, Thank You Father! This has kept my salvation so real through the years!  

We know our purpose is to glorify God. To glorify Him by taking part in the fulfillment of His great redemptive plan.  This includes making sure that His promises are being fulfilled in each of our lives. We recognize that there is so much more to our relationship as a family. God has called us to a higher purpose which is to bring people to Salvation, Healing Deliverance.  And we know that it is only to the extent that God's word  live in us that we are able to bring Him to remembrance of His word and have it perform in our lives.  We are doers. And this is what we live for: Faith. Love. Purpose. Mission. Truth. Action. Change. 

Why Do Roses Have Thorns?

Gabby asked me one time while we were driving back home from school why roses have thorns. I honestly told her I don't know the answer, but I will look it up then will get back to her. 

I found out that roses have thorns for protective function -- to protect itself from predators or animals seeking out sweet tasting plants. Roses grew originally in areas that had large numbers of herbivores or plant eating animals such as cows and rabbits. Rose foliage and flowers are sweet tasting that explains why it was an instant target. With thorns, they were likely to be eaten and therefore survived and reproduced. The sweetest smelling roses have the worst thorns.

Wow! Isn't it amazing? God's love and wisdom transcend all understanding. It is reflected in His creations. He takes care of His own. I am His creation. I am a reflection of His love and wisdom. He created the rose and intended it to be with thorns to protect itself from impending danger. If God takes care of the rose He will  definitely take care of me! Thank You Father!

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter 
by Robert Louis Stevenson

My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky.

It's time to take the window to see Leerie going by;

For every night at teatime and before you take your seat,
With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.

Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea,

And my papa's a banker and as rich as he can be;
But I, when I am stronger and can choose what I'm to do,
  O Leerie, I'll go round at night and light the lamps with you!

           For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,
            And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;
               And oh! before you hurry by with ladder and with light;
               O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him to-night! 

Gabby was one of the winners in the 2nd Grade Poetry Recitation Contest in school.  The winners were announced this morning. Halle got the second place, and its a tie between Gabby and Leila for first place. This is not the first time these two won in a Poetry Contest, it's their third time! Yahoo! Each winner received a ribbon, a rose and a surprise gift from Teacher Beatrice. What a great way to start the day! Congratulations dear! Mom is so proud of you!  


Lifeline Parenting Empowerment Seminar

Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc is holding another Parenting Empowerment Seminar 
October 26, 2010, 7:30 pm, Lifeline Headquarters #86 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes Paranaque City. 
You may call 836.2514 for more inquiries or you may log on to their website to sign up!

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure. 
Have a regular check up with your OB GYNE.
Mammography Screening and Self-Examination a must.
Choose healthy eating.
Exercise regularly.

Standing in Faith

With Migs
Just came from a hospital to visit a very good friend whose 10 year old son, Migs was diagnosed with Rhabdoid Tumor in the urinary bladder in 2009 and have undergone surgeries and several chemotherapy. It is a rare and highly malignant tumor of childhood and considered an aggressive variant of Wilm's tumor of the kidney where it was first found in. But over time, it has also been found outside the kidney (brains, lungs, abdominal area, etc.) These tumors occur in young children with a range of 2 to 13 years, no reported cases in adults so far. Due to the aggressiveness of these tumors, the duration of symptoms before coming to medical attention is relatively short. The treatment for patients with rhabdoid tumor consists of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. 

My friend's son was rushed to the hospital 4 days ago due to terrible pain around the pelvic. Prior to this, his PET/CT Scan showed that the size of the tumor has increased from 5.2 cm to 9.1 cm (in diameters) and some tumors were detected to have spread out at the walls of his bladder. Because of the size and location of the tumors, his doctors assessment is to remove the whole urinary bladder. However, he also recommended another chemotherapy to shrink the tumor first then re-evaluation for surgery will be done at a later time.

It was strengthening to see my friend and Migs standing in faith. They believe in God's healing and they are claiming it everyday. Before I left, she mentioned 40% is the survival rate of children with rhabdoid tumor. As I was leaving, what she mentioned kept on resounding on my mind. "40% is a thin chance of survival." I told myself.  I looked up, then I had to tell myself again,  "40% is all we need then! God will take care of the rest! " Then there was peace in my heart and in my soul. 

Timing is Everything

I know that this information is worth sharing with the world:

Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the Human Body

  2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water  30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

                    1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

PPP Approval

I submitted this blog to PPP for approval. Like my other two blogs : A Place Of Being and Wonderful Thoughts Online, Soapbox is a blog that will offer its readers information, new perspectives, advocacy, fresh ideas and good finds! I actually stopped writing for the past months, got busy with other business ventures. But I am back and I am writing again as I've missed it so much. It was hard at first but I am gaining momentum and for sure I'll get the hang of it in a few more days. I have to visit my blogger friends regularly again, do as many entries as I can, check for assignments diligently and get back the discipline.  Time management is very important if you are a WAHM (Work at Home Mom), as a lot of distractions, errands to do, chores to attend to, could get in the way and keep you from getting online. 

A fine collection of billingsgates in a glass fronted display box is a phrase from PPP that I have to include in one of my posts to prove that I own this blog hence, a mention of that phrase here (lol!).  I hope this gets approved. See you all!